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by LSTC
Mon Oct 06, 2003 10:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S.Navy: "It's Too Gay!"
Replies: 43
Views: 10508

RE: U.S.Navy: "It's Too Gay!"

They should call it "The Flaming Blade"........

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by LSTC
Mon Oct 06, 2003 10:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Radio Voice On The Airliners
Replies: 10
Views: 3841

RE: Radio Voice On The Airliners

Don't think the Do-228 have GPWS.


I have a hard time believing that...its required by most operating rules in that class of aircraft.

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by LSTC
Mon Oct 06, 2003 10:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dash 8 Thrust Reverser Lever?
Replies: 9
Views: 4590

RE: Dash 8 Thrust Reverser Lever?

Just a clarification....the Dash 8 doesn't have a "thrust reverser". Reverse thrust is achieved by changing propellor pitch angle.

I'm sure most know this...just a correction in terminology.

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by LSTC
Mon Oct 06, 2003 9:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nitrogen In Aircraft Tires
Replies: 17
Views: 42500

RE: Nitrogen In Aircraft Tires

Nitrogen gas can certainly be mixed with water molecules just like common "air". So nitrogen isn't dryer than air. But..."dry nitrogen" is what you get out of the tanks. No different than getting dry air if so desired.

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by LSTC
Mon Oct 06, 2003 8:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Murder Capital Of Canada
Replies: 26
Views: 3448

RE: Murder Capital Of Canada

<i>Our suicide rate is driven higher because of the huge proportion of exiles from Manitoba.</i> Oh brother.... Arrow, I'm sorry if you feel sheepish after I burst your bubble before, but making this sort of ridiculous unsubstantiated claim without even attempting to show it was "tongue in cheek" is...

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by LSTC
Mon Oct 06, 2003 8:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aaahnold- did he really do anything wrong?
Replies: 26
Views: 2068

RE: Aaahnold- Did He Really Do Anything Wrong?

<i>Come two or so years from now, when California is still in the dark ages economically, and Ahnold hasn't solved a damn thing, you'll all look like complete fools. </i> Alpha1, You sure have a knack for posting your opinion laden with all sorts of indirect insults. You should really work on that. ...

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by LSTC
Mon Oct 06, 2003 2:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Murder Capital Of Canada
Replies: 26
Views: 3448

RE: Murder Capital Of Canada

<i>Just why are they totally dependent on govt? No other groups are. </i> Because of poor government policy. Just like I mentioned before. <i>Join society and become productive members. </i> Hmm....you've obviously never visited a reserve. The vast majority of aboriginal people just don't have the t...

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by LSTC
Mon Oct 06, 2003 2:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Vs. China
Replies: 15
Views: 2138

RE: US Vs. China

I think either side knows better than to even try to go up against each other. It would be an all out nuke fest or a never ending simmering dispute with lots of death and destruction.

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by LSTC
Mon Oct 06, 2003 2:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Country Has Done More For Freedom . . .
Replies: 84
Views: 4145

RE: What Country Has Done More For Freedom . . .

I think I've made my point.....this subject is certainly subjective as everyone (and every culture) has their own idea of what constitutes freedom. Is freedom interchangable with such terms as "peace" or "democracy"? Depends entirely on your perspective. The US certainly has initiatied several progr...

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by LSTC
Sun Oct 05, 2003 12:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Roy Attacked By A Tiger
Replies: 32
Views: 3705

RE: Roy Attacked By A Tiger

I've heard that Sigfried can be quite a "Tiger"!
ROWWrrrrrrr....

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by LSTC
Sun Oct 05, 2003 12:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Country Has Done More For Freedom . . .
Replies: 84
Views: 4145

RE: What Country Has Done More For Freedom . . .

<i>That was the way things were back then,,I had nothing to do with it. </i> <acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK</acronym>...so what is the time period we should be focused on then? Just today? This week? The last 50 years? Very short of "in all of history" wouldn't you say?<br><br>[Edited 2003-1...

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by LSTC
Sat Oct 04, 2003 11:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Country Has Done More For Freedom . . .
Replies: 84
Views: 4145

RE: What Country Has Done More For Freedom . . .

SJC Alien... I dunno...let's ask all those Mexicans. How about all those dark fellows you harvested. Its great to highlight the highs. But you can't ignore the lows.... Maybe the question should be "Taking all of history into consideration, which country has done the most to advance the right of all...

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by LSTC
Sat Oct 04, 2003 11:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Murder Capital Of Canada
Replies: 26
Views: 3448

RE: Murder Capital Of Canada

<i>Oh sure. Let's throw EVEN MORE tax dollars at the problem. </i> I just reviewed my post Mr. Rolly eyes. I didn't say anything about throwing more tax dollars at the problem. So why would you come to that conclusion? Oh yah. You live in a "Liberal" province.... I think our aboriginal community nee...

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by LSTC
Sat Oct 04, 2003 11:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Country Has Done More For Freedom . . .
Replies: 84
Views: 4145

RE: What Country Has Done More For Freedom . . .

<i>Before assessing any country has done more for freedom in history, you should look at all the facts, not just the ones you like most. And these facts aren't that nice, when it comes to US support to foreign dictators. </i> Very well put. When we discuss the US, the discussion is limited to a litt...

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by LSTC
Sat Oct 04, 2003 11:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nitrogen In Aircraft Tires
Replies: 17
Views: 42500

RE: Nitrogen In Aircraft Tires

Nitrogen is not formally an "inert" gas. It is however generally considered as such as it does not readily react with much whereas oxygen contained in normal air reacts violently with a great many compounds. Keep in mind that nitrogen is one of the basic ingredients in many popular explosives. So wi...

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by LSTC
Sat Oct 04, 2003 1:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Country Has Done More For Freedom . . .
Replies: 84
Views: 4145

RE: What Country Has Done More For Freedom . . .

<i>Freedom is the ability to walk down a street and not be stopped to have your papers checked;freedom is doing what you want, going where you want, without the government giving you it's blessing; freedom is keeping what you earn, and not having to give it all to the "collective"; freedom is being ...

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by LSTC
Sat Oct 04, 2003 1:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Country Has Done More For Freedom . . .
Replies: 84
Views: 4145

RE: What Country Has Done More For Freedom . . .

Alpha, With all due respect, you are an American with an American perspective. You have your own definition of "freedom". China is a civilization that has been around for 11,000 years. There are more than a billion people in China. The Chinese people not only represent a HUGE portion of the world po...

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by LSTC
Sat Oct 04, 2003 12:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rush Limbaugh A Racist?
Replies: 66
Views: 4322

RE: Rush Limbaugh A Racist?

Rush isn't a racist on purpose. He's just a great example of what you can accomplish when you put a very ignorant and unintelligent redneck in a suit. He just doesn't know better! He's far too dim to understand that what he says smacks of racism or intolerance. He figures he's just spouting what the...

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by LSTC
Sat Oct 04, 2003 12:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Country Has Done More For Freedom . . .
Replies: 84
Views: 4145

RE: What Country Has Done More For Freedom . . .

<i>yet nobody yet has provided a single alternative country "that has done more to obtain the freedom for more people around the world . . ." </i> I'd actually like to hear how you can back that statement up.... I assume you are talking mainly about the selfless acts to protect many European countri...

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by LSTC
Sat Oct 04, 2003 12:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Murder Capital Of Canada
Replies: 26
Views: 3448

RE: Murder Capital Of Canada

Arrow, I see by your profile you are from Vancouver... <acronym title="Brymon Airways (United Kingdom) and Skymark Airlines (Japan)">BC</acronym> has the highest <b>suicide</b> rate in the country next to the Yukon and NWT. (No stats available for when Nunuvut was formed) Manitoba's rate is somewhat...

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by LSTC
Sat Oct 04, 2003 2:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are You Conservative Or Liberal?
Replies: 61
Views: 4657

RE: Are You Conservative Or Liberal?

76M,

I will be happy to answer in another thread. We'll leave this thread to the original subject.....

Perhaps you can start a new thread like "What country has done more to secure the rights and freedoms of people than the US".

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by LSTC
Sat Oct 04, 2003 2:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Murder Capital Of Canada
Replies: 26
Views: 3448

RE: Murder Capital Of Canada

Yep, Those people are over 50 and have kids now who are just as disfunctional as thier abused parents. Did you think that huge social disasters like that suddenly magically become irrelevent to future generations? Are today's aboriginal youth born into homes that are in the "mainstream" of society?

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by LSTC
Sat Oct 04, 2003 1:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Murder Capital Of Canada
Replies: 26
Views: 3448

RE: Murder Capital Of Canada

Although there is certainly an element of the aboriginal population in Canada that fits your description Dash8King, many haven't had much of a chance to become normal contributing members of our society. Many grew up on reserves in isolated areas and some were forced to turn their backs on their cul...

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by LSTC
Sat Oct 04, 2003 1:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NHL Predictions?
Replies: 36
Views: 2203

RE: NHL Predictions?

All the Canadian ones (except Toronto)

Not that I want to defend the (mis)management of Canadian NHL teams, but many US teams are having serious financial problems.

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by LSTC
Fri Oct 03, 2003 12:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NHL Predictions?
Replies: 36
Views: 2203

RE: NHL Predictions?

Oh...I thought we were going to predict how many NHL teams would go broke this year!

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by LSTC
Fri Oct 03, 2003 12:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A New Pope?
Replies: 39
Views: 2912

RE: A New Pope?

I think its inappropriate and short sighted to say the Pope is meaningless to non-Catholics. Is George Bush meaningless to other world political leaders? Hmmm....bad example. Is Israel irrelevent to countries who adopt so-called "christian" values? Are blacks irrelevant to whites? Are dogs irrelevan...

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by LSTC
Fri Oct 03, 2003 11:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Murder Capital Of Canada
Replies: 26
Views: 3448

Murder Capital Of Canada

I had the displeasure of learning that the city I live in, Winnipeg, has regained its reputation as the "Murder Captial" of Canada. This prompted me to do a little research to figure out just how we fit into the whole murder statistic picture. I went to these sites to do the research: <a href="http:...

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by LSTC
Fri Oct 03, 2003 11:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liberal Landslide In Ontario Defeats Conservatives
Replies: 2
Views: 1310

RE: Liberal Landslide In Ontario Defeats Conservatives

There goes the neighborhood!

 Smile

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by LSTC
Fri Oct 03, 2003 11:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are You Conservative Or Liberal?
Replies: 61
Views: 4657

RE: Are You Conservative Or Liberal?

N6376m, In "all of history"?? The US has been around a little over 200 years. Although its very admirable to be proud of your country and its accomplishments, in my opinion your statement is fairly uninformed. But....this discussion needs to stay focussed on the subject...so I'll offer "liberal/cons...

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by LSTC
Fri Oct 03, 2003 7:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are You Conservative Or Liberal?
Replies: 61
Views: 4657

RE: Are You Conservative Or Liberal?

I believe that the United States has done more to obtain the freedoms of for more people around the world than any country in all of history

Hmmm......it's nice to have something to believe in....

 Smile

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by LSTC
Thu Oct 02, 2003 10:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 1 In 4 Texans Goes Without Health Insurance
Replies: 51
Views: 3340

RE: 1 In 4 Texans Goes Without Health Insurance

<i>These are the only people who are "poor beyond their own control."</i> I did read your post JAL777. You figure that the only people who are poor beyond their own control are those who "God" failed to develop completely. What if a safe falls on your head while you are walking down the street on th...

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by LSTC
Thu Oct 02, 2003 10:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Wants To Spend $1billion Looking For Iraq WMD
Replies: 5
Views: 2697

RE: US Wants To Spend $1billion Looking For Iraq WMD

Why spend so much money so long after invading Iraq? Surely anything they find now will be very controversial. The possibility that the military planted them would hang over any findings at this time....

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by LSTC
Thu Oct 02, 2003 7:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Rough Field Ops
Replies: 17
Views: 4216

RE: 737 Rough Field Ops

The bleed air line is there to spoil the little whirlwind that typically forms on the ground in front of the engine. The "whirlwind" acts to siphon grime off the runway and into the engine. SEVERAL 200 series 737s operated in Canada have/had these kits. Many would combine the gravel kit with a large...

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by LSTC
Thu Oct 02, 2003 6:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why No Windows In The Restrooms?
Replies: 12
Views: 4888

RE: Why No Windows In The Restrooms?

To prevent damage to the windows in case of explosive decompression....

Or crazing due to acrid fumes. Pick either...

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by LSTC
Thu Oct 02, 2003 6:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 1 In 4 Texans Goes Without Health Insurance
Replies: 51
Views: 3340

RE: 1 In 4 Texans Goes Without Health Insurance

<i>I am sorry. I am not responsible for those who refuse to act responsibly. So no, I will not accept my money going to subsidize those who could care less about themselves.</i> I hate to tell you this, but if you fail to take care of these irresponsible souls now, you'll just do it later and at a h...

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by LSTC
Wed Oct 01, 2003 12:26 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: My Apologies
Replies: 57
Views: 4800

RE: My Apologies

OK... This discussion was going in a good direction for awhile. Good dialogue and some attempts at resolving some issues. Let's not allow the discussion to sink back into bickering. (I've learned you can catch more flys with honey than with a fly swatter) We are all somewhat annoyed when a post gets...

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by LSTC
Tue Sep 30, 2003 2:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: North Korea Calls Rumsfeld A "Psychopath"
Replies: 40
Views: 2505

RE: North Korea Calls Rumsfeld A "Psychopath"

I am no fan of the leaders of North Vietnam. I was merely using a little satire to point out how this problem is more complex than simple statements about nuclear weapons versus human rights. Don’t you think the billions spent in Iraq could have been used to benefit the American people? I know there...

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by LSTC
Tue Sep 30, 2003 1:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arnold Won't "cow-tow"
Replies: 18
Views: 1739

RE: Arnold Won't "cow-tow"

CaptainStabbin,

I will be glad to apologize if you first clarify what you meant by your comment "Explains a lot!"

Was it used in a derogatory manner or was it supposed to be complimentary?

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by LSTC
Mon Sep 29, 2003 11:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: North Korea Calls Rumsfeld A "Psychopath"
Replies: 40
Views: 2505

RE: North Korea Calls Rumsfeld A "Psychopath"

Looks like I hit a soft spot..... Let's see....Bush is asking the UN to help because the US can't afford to continue to fund the debacle in Iraq in the midst of a request for an additional 86 BILLION dollars in public funding, while the jobless/homeless/poverty rate steadily rises in the US as the e...

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by LSTC
Mon Sep 29, 2003 11:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arnold Won't "cow-tow"
Replies: 18
Views: 1739

RE: Arnold Won't "cow-tow"

Wow....not only are you guys brash, but you're racists too! Perhaps you’d like to explain to our Native American readers what you meant by that comment Mr. Stabbin’. By the way, although I would be proud to be a descendant of this great race, I am not. Don’t read into these posts so literally. The i...

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by LSTC
Mon Sep 29, 2003 12:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arnold Won't "cow-tow"
Replies: 18
Views: 1739

RE: Arnold Won't "cow-tow"

I made a mistake on my first post in this thread. He didn't use the term "cow tow" it was "pander". And it wasn't 120 million in one year. It was 120 million in five years. Sorry for the inaccuracies. I had to watch the commercial a second time to absorb it verbatim. Anyway....sort of pathetic that ...

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by LSTC
Mon Sep 29, 2003 12:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: North Korea Calls Rumsfeld A "Psychopath"
Replies: 40
Views: 2505

RE: North Korea Calls Rumsfeld A "Psychopath"

Well, if they take that money that they are investing in Nuclear weapons & use it for agriculture and infrastructure & to help the common people, then, maybe the people will not be hungry.

MidnightMike,

Were you talking about North Korea or the US? It wasn't clear...

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by LSTC
Mon Sep 29, 2003 1:45 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: My Apologies
Replies: 57
Views: 4800

RE: My Apologies

<i>This has been highlighted many, many times on this very board. </i> Although I agree that many of the contributors need to work on the content of their messages rather than embelish them using "potty" words, the administration really has to stop making reference to standard practice such as the u...

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by LSTC
Mon Sep 29, 2003 12:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Have U.S. Schools Gone This Far?
Replies: 52
Views: 2466

RE: Have U.S. Schools Gone This Far?

Cptkrell,

My name isn't "Jack". Furthermore, If in fact the US was founded on Judeo-Christian values, why is freedom of religion guaranteed? Judeo-Chritian dogma doesn't allow for "other" religions. How is America bound to a Judeo-Christian will...Jill?

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by LSTC
Mon Sep 29, 2003 12:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wicks At The End Of Airbus Wings
Replies: 10
Views: 6885

RE: Wicks At The End Of Airbus Wings

The static wicks don't have the ability to dissipate the entire charge. That's why aircraft must have a means to electrically "ground" themselves on ground contact. Airliners use either conductive rubber in the tires or a ground contact, usually in the form of a stainless steel "whisker" that protru...

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by LSTC
Mon Sep 29, 2003 12:02 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: My Apologies
Replies: 57
Views: 4800

RE: My Apologies

Hmm......I think I'm having a flashback!

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by LSTC
Sun Sep 28, 2003 11:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Have U.S. Schools Gone This Far?
Replies: 52
Views: 2466

RE: Have U.S. Schools Gone This Far?

<i>we were under the impression we were emigrating to a Christian based society.</i> Huh? Canada and the US have freedom of religion ingrained in our rights and freedoms. How does this translate into a "Christian based society". This statement shows as much intolerance as the original post....which ...

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by LSTC
Sat Sep 27, 2003 12:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Underwing Engine Gear Up Landings
Replies: 12
Views: 3446

RE: Underwing Engine Gear Up Landings

They are typically very long bolts that pass through the rubber engine mounts. Some have 3 bolts like the 737-200, and some have more. The number of bolts is kept at a minimum in order to keep the attachments from being too rigid. If they are rigid, stress will accumulate at the attachments and dama...

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by LSTC
Sat Sep 27, 2003 11:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arnold Won't "cow-tow"
Replies: 18
Views: 1739

RE: Arnold Won't "cow-tow"

<i>You don't give a crap about native American Indians.</i> JAL777, Is this an opinion? You should qualify this sort of accusation before you fire it out in type. Did you ever consider that I may in fact be of native American descent? I don't think my profile confirms this one way or another.... Cal...

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by LSTC
Sat Sep 27, 2003 2:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arnold Won't "cow-tow"
Replies: 18
Views: 1739

Arnold Won't "cow-tow"

I was watching a commerical featuring California Governor hopeful Arnold Schwarzenegger. He said that as governor, he would stop the "cow-towing" to the "Indians" in California and start taxing the $120 million in revenue these groups take in at the "Indian" run casinos. How misinformed can this can...

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